Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Three Challenges

"Heartbox" by Helen Williams

More hearts! This is the third tile in a heart series I'm creating for the Zentangle Artists Trading Card Swap group on Facebook. I started off being very curmudgeon-ly about the whole heart thing but they're starting to grow on me. I really had to hold myself back from filling in the hearts. I couldn't decide what to do. I put it away last night and looked at it again this morning. I decided to go with less-is-more...for now.
I'm a huge fan of all of Helen Williams work, but her heart patterns are exquisite. I'm going all OCD on "Heartbox" right now. This morning I was all a-gog scrolling through Adele Bruno's "It's a String Thing" challenge entries from last week. There were so many beautiful tiles based around this same string. It was so inspirational. For anyone not familiar with  "It's a String Thing", I urge you to go in and check it out. I love how she posts all the entries for the week in one lovely gallery show and she takes the time to comment on each and every one...usually 40+ submissions.

Yin/Yang string

This was a fun one! I'm back in my watercolor ATC zone so I adapted the string to fit within the format. I really didn't intend for this to venture into the henna world but once I got going it took on a life of its own. I just realized that I got the Yin/Yang string line backward:-P

"K": Kollide by Kim Winebrenner 
"Kay-Tee" by Davor Planinec
artist focus:
Margaret McKerihan's "Tada"

I lovelovelove "Tada"!"Kollide" and "Kay-tee" are both new to me and I love them too.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Your thoughtful and generous comments truly inspire and delight me.


  1. Love your Heart Box tile and the others are oh so beautiful too!

  2. Great Hearts. I love your yin yang watercolour tile for Joey's challenge, but all are wonderful. You have that wonderful thing a style of your own.

  3. I love that heart tile of yours. Well done.

  4. Lovely and I like the colors you used, especially on the top one. I really must try heartbox again 😊

  5. Lovely tiles, thanks so much for sharing :)

  6. Your pieces have such soft and sweet look to them. Lovely!

  7. Love the rich colors you always employ in your work. The shiny hearts of hearbox are superb, and I love the Yin/yang...great stuff!

  8. I'm glad you ventured into your Henna world. I will study these tiles for a while!